(ANCIANT = A New Career In A New Town)
In October 1980, Fashion was released as the second of four singles from Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).
David Mallet directed again, this time inside New York’s HURRAH nightclub. The opening shot of the clip features Bowie and band on the HURRAH stage which was draped in khaki canvas for this shoot.
The faceted mirror walls surrounding the dance floor can be seen in the background of various shots, and all the band scenes are shot in this club setting. Some of the dancers can be seen doing the 'shaker dance' reemployed for the Blackstar video in 2016.
Other locations around Manhattan are intercut throughout the clip with various participants (May Pang among them), proffering the message: “Beep Beep!”
Record Mirror readers in the UK voted "Fashion" and "Ashes to Ashes" the best music videos of 1980.
Watch the full Fashion video here.
FOOTNOTE: The Bowie concert performance of Station To Station featured in the movie Christiane F., was filmed at the same club in NY the day before Fashion. This was because DB was performing in the Elephant Man on Broadway several nights a week at the time, and could not shoot in Berlin. The mass concert scenes were actually from an AC/DC concert in Germany and the audio of Station To Station accompanying the performance was lifted from Stage.
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